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24-10-2013Dortmund Hansa market

Historical spectacle in the city

From the 30th of October to 3rd of November, the inner city shows itself again as colorful as it was back in the blooming period of the the 14th century.


Magnifier: Click to enlarge Directly in front of the church "Reinoldikirche" show strong squires how to fight with sword and dagger.
Picture: Dortmund-Agentur / Stefanie Kleemann

For five days (each 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, on Friday and Saturday to 10:00 pm) arranges the company for City Marketing the former epoch in an elaborate spectacle revue. Market "Alter Markt", Kleppingstraße and Reinoldikirchplatz will return to the scene for nostalgia fair, live music, farmers and Medieval Market, exciting knight games and for the first time with a fire-theater, a birds of prey show and a knight tournament.

Dealers, showmen, musicians, jugglers and countless actors guarantee for one of the largest free traditional and farmers' markets of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia. Official opening is on Wednesday at 4:00 pm on the Reinoldikirchplatz.

Lot's of different highlights

For instance, for adults and children it is possible to weave own baskets with expert guidance within half an hour, made of rattan. Dortmund's club "Red Earth" presents at the Old Market back a nostalgic funfair with Ferris Wheel (1925), looping swing (1920), Swan Flyer (1928), miniature funfair and a historic steam engine from the 18th Century. Highlight of the fair should be again the high-wire artists of "Geschwister Weisheit".

Sunday Shopping

In this diverse program should not be forgotten "normal" shopping in downtown Dortmund. On Sunday, 3rd of November, shops and department stores are open in addition to relaxed shopping from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

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